Course detail

Business Logistics

FP-PolKAcad. year: 2019/2020

This course will present basic project knowledge of material and information flow and their optimization. The course is dealing with logistic develop tendences as global disciplines with synergic efects propouseful solving different complicated and global buy, supply, product and run problems being of assumption for efective business management. The course offers solving instruments for material flows problems within the logistic chains. Knowledge of logistics disciplines will be necessary to adopt in all trade firms, which work in retailing, export and import, but by manufacturing organizations and organizations which provide services too.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to create and project logistics concepts in industrial organizations. They will be able to project logistics chains and networks with the using informatics and communication technology. They will learn how to manage logistics department, realizing mission of logistics procurement i. e. purchasing, storage, packing technology, marking of products and etc. Students will learn how to make and evaluate controlling activities in logistics processes. Students will be able to made affectivities of logistic processes, activities and outputs. Students will be able to project technology logistics processes and design technique for this processes too.


Students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills when they begin the course: mathematics disciplines, statistics, theory of decisions and basic economics disciplines i. e. microeconomics. At the same time they have knowledge of business economic, basic profitability, effectiveness of investments and understanding of double entry bookkeeping data.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LAMBERT,D.M.,STOCK,J.R.,ELLRAM,L.M. Logistika. Praha: Computer Press, 2000. 589s. ISBN 80-7226-221-1 (CS)
CHRISTOPHER,M. Logistics and supply chain management. 2.edition, London, Pearson Education Limited. 1998, p.294, ISBN 0 273 63049 0 (EN)
PRAŽSKÁ,L.,JINDRA,J. a kol. Obchodní podnikání. 1vyd. Praha: Management Press, 1997. 880s. ISBN 80-85943-48-4 (CS)
JUROVÁ,M. Evropská unie Odvětví a infrastruktura. 1.vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 1999. 115s. ISBN 80-7226-219-x (CS)
FARAHANI, Reza Zanjirani; REZAPOUR, Shabnam; KARDAR, Laleh. Logistics operations and management : concepts and models. 1st ed. Boston, MA : Elsevier, 2011. 469 s. ISBN 978-012-3852-021. (CS)
JUROVÁ,M. a kol. Výrobní procesy řízené logistikou. 1.vyd. Praha Albatros Media 2013, 260s. ISBN 978-80-265-0059-9 (CS)
JUROVÁ, Marie a kol. Výrobní a logistické procesy v podnikání. Praha: GRADA Publishing, 2016, 256 s. ISBN 978-80-271-9330-1. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Guided consultations are devoted mainly to consultation and control tasks assigned to a separate processing. This method of teaching is dominant in distance study,

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student receives credit if she / he submit assignment (cca 15 pages).
Examination is written and oral. The written and oral section contains examples and theory.
Written test is 50 minutes long.
To obtain level E, student has to demonstrate the ability to calculate examples to the numerical results and some theoretical knowledge.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Definition of trade logistics and its integration into the system of (enterprise) logistics
Goals of logistics
Logistic system
System of trading – consumer and industrial markets of products
Using of process management methods
Logistics of procurement and purchasing
Purchasing strategy for markets
Purchasing marketing
Managing of inventory level in distribution stages
Distribution logistics
Projecting of distribution stages
Warehousing systems
Marking of material components (EAN)
Economy of trading logistics – returns and costs.
Controlling in logistics


The course is a part of theoretical and creative basis focused on trade. Within the economic globalisation, the main role of logistics is the material flow management aimed, with the use of information technologies, to ensure an optimum performance and added value. From this point of view these functions represent basic mission of logistics, i.e. logistics-oriented organization. Therefore students should be familiar with it when dealing with the given problems.Another goal of the course is a projection of logistic concepts in an industrial organisation and a project of logistic chains (networks), as well as incorporation of an industrial organisation in a supply chain using IT/ICT.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Teaching control is only occasionally attended by attendance consultations. The activity check is carried out by evaluating the case studies.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-KS Master's

    branch MGR-PFO-KS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer